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A selection of fully produced segments are made available weekly on the "For Radio Stations" page at the K-State Research and Extension news page.

Captioned episodes are available on our Agriculture Today YouTube page.

Aug 15, 2019

• Cattle producers' and buyers' willingness to adopt cattle traceability

• The new head of the Animal Sciences and Industry Department at K-State

• Agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update

• Fescue lawn overseeding or renovation in early fall…

00:01:30 – Economics and Cattle Traceability:  K-State agricultural economists Glynn Tonsor and James Mitchell talk about their research on cattle producers' and buyers' willingness to adopt cattle traceability:  they sought out the economic factors that most greatly influence that decision, for consideration as traceability policy is developed...this work will be presented at the K-State Risk and Profit Conference on the campus next week.

00:13:00 – New Leadership:  The new head of the Animal Sciences and Industry Department at K-State, Mike Day, talks about how the national recognition of the department as a stronghold in the livestock, meat and food sciences attracted him to this post, and he outlines his near-term plans in leading the department.

00:24:30 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:33:00 – Home Lawn Overseeding and Renovation:  K-State turfgrass specialist Jared Hoyle talks about readying for fescue lawn overseeding or renovation in early fall.


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Agriculture Today is a daily program featuring Kansas State University agricultural specialists and other experts examining ag issues facing Kansas and the nation. It is hosted by Eric Atkinson and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast.


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